Next-Generation iPhone with LTE, NFC, and 1 GB RAM Reportedly Still in Engineering Testing

Disputing a report from last weekend claiming that Apple has begun production on the next-generation iPhone, BGR now claims that the device is still in engineering testing and has yet to enter production.

Apple goes through multiple stages before a product is manufactured, and two of these include the “engineering verification test” stage and the “design verification test” phase. Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone is currently in the EVT3 stage, the third revision of the engineering test stage, and has not yet entered the DVT stage.

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Claimed front panel from next-generation white iPhone

The report also claims to have confirmed several hardware details on the forthcoming iPhone, including the unsurprising inclusion of LTE connectivity, a bump to 1 GB of RAM from the 512 MB found in the iPhone 4S, and near field communication (NFC) technology that could significantly enhance the utility of Apple's Passbook app for iOS 6 unveiled last month.

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155 months ago
hmmm

What happened to the down vote button?:confused:
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155 months ago
Does it seriously need to be said? BGR is almost as unreliable as Digitimes. They've consistently been wrong about everything in the past 18 months.
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155 months ago
Does it need to be said? Yes.

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155 months ago
With every leaked iPhone 5 front-panel photo I somehow like the new wider design more and more. :)
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155 months ago
With NFC, Apple will literally allow you to shut up, while they take your money. ;)
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155 months ago
BGR is, as always, clueless.
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